Bruxism Nightguards

What are Bruxism Nightguards?

What are Bruxism Nightguards?

Bruxism, commonly known as teeth grinding, is a condition where individuals clench or grind their teeth, often unconsciously and during sleep. This can lead to various dental and health issues, including jaw pain, tooth wear, and increased sensitivity. To protect against the harmful effects of bruxism, Medicine Hat Dental offers custom-made nightguards. These devices are:

  • Tailored to fit comfortably: Each nightguard is custom-fitted to match the unique contours of your teeth and gums, ensuring comfort and effectiveness.
  • Made from durable materials: Constructed from high-grade dental materials that withstand nightly grinding and clenching.
  • Easy to care for: Designed for simple maintenance and cleaning, enhancing longevity and hygiene.
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Benefits of Choosing Bruxism Nightguards

Not only do these guards protect your teeth and reduce wear but they also help alleviate associated symptoms such as jaw discomfort and headaches. Some of the reasons why you should choose bruxism nightguards from Medicine Hat Dental include:

  1. Preventative care: Nightguards are a preventative measure that can help avoid costly and invasive dental repairs in the future.
  2. Customized for comfort: Unlike over-the-counter options, our custom-fitted nightguards ensure a perfect fit, which enhances comfort and effectiveness.
  3. Professional support: Our team at Medicine Hat Dental includes experienced dental professionals who provide comprehensive care, from initial consultation to follow-up adjustments.

If you are not sure if a bruxism nightguard is right for you, get in touch with us today. Our dedicated team of dental professionals would love to help with all your dental care needs.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bruxism Nightguards

How do I know if I need a nightguard?

If you experience jaw pain, frequent headaches, or notice wear on your teeth, you might be suffering from bruxism. A consultation with our dentists can determine if a nightguard is right for you.

What is the process for getting a nightguard?

The process starts with a dental examination, followed by taking impressions of your teeth. These are used to create a nightguard tailored specifically to your bite and mouth shape.

How long will my nightguard last?

With proper care, a custom nightguard can last several years. We recommend regular check-ups to assess the nightguard’s condition and ensure it continues to fit well.

Can I wear a nightguard if I have braces or other dental appliances?

Yes, nightguards can be designed to fit over braces or other fixed dental appliances. Our dental team will take these factors into account when creating your custom nightguard.

How should I clean my nightguard?

Clean your nightguard by rinsing it with water before and after each use and brushing it with a toothbrush and toothpaste regularly. Also, ensure to keep it dry and stored in a ventilated case.

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